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Poster: grendelschoice Date: Oct 9, 2006 3:52pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The ones that aged well, and those that didn't

Interesting...

I thought about that (other) one but couldn;t decide how to classify it...I think some of the 1977 Other Ones, as opposed to the more psychedelia-flavored late 60's ones-- are among the best ever performed, and in '79 they ripped it up as well (Cape Cod shows 10-27-28, I think)....

then, I would agree, the 80's were unkind to The Other One, and perhaps its best years were behind it.

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Poster: patkelley Date: Oct 9, 2006 5:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The ones that aged well, and those that didn't

I think that the Other One was actually written to be a "timeless" sounding progression. It seems to have worked as far as I'm concerned.

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Poster: midnight sun Date: Oct 10, 2006 4:49pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The ones that aged well, and those that didn't

patkelley:

have to agree with you, The Other One provided some great jams and energy with it's modal form and driving triplet rhythms for nearly 28 years...there is a reason why it was the 3rd most played song

along with Playin' in the Band (most played song) far too many killer versions from all eras to list...before or after Drumz, out of Space or sandwiched, the simple little number cooked in a big way...doubt i would have attended even half of the shows i did without these 2 bullets in the regular rotation

good examples of early seeding by Miles Davis' Kind of Blue album (1958), pioneer of "modal jazz", at a time when jazz was exceedingly complicated, less chord changes but unlimited possibilities within those changes...and to think the members of the all star band Miles assembled for the session had no idea at the time that they were changing the approach to improvisation forever!

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Poster: patkelley Date: Oct 10, 2006 5:31pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The ones that aged well, and those that didn't

Good point about Miles. But I think that most Playin jams defy description or categorization into a specific musical technique- I dont know what those guys were doin in most of those Playins, and I'm a semi-skilled amateur musician!
ps- isnt Me & My Uncle the most played?

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Oct 10, 2006 1:55pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: The ones that aged well, and those that didn't

Sorry but it sounds extremely dated to me. In fact one of their LEAST timeless tunes imo. Have to admit I'm not a very big O1 fan. I love cryptical but not really the O1. I do like the 73 spacey Other ones though.